Your Septic System

A septic tank is usually a concrete or fiberglass box that acts as a wastewater and sewage disposal. The waste goes into the tank through pipes. The great thing about septic tanks is that they are self sustaining. They are usually able to break down all the wastewater that comes from the home. There are a few very important aspects to a septic system that need to be addressed. If you find that your system is not working properly you should not hesitate to call a septic specialist from a place like Ace Sanitation Service to come and look at the problem. Most of the time they will be able to pump the septic system. There are a few ways that you can keep you septic system up and running at full capacity. Here are a few tips when dealing with your septic system. 

Know Where Your Tank Is

There are many people that do not even know where their septic tank is. This can be a big problem when you try to renovate or landscape. Often the septic tank is not very far from the home, and is deeper than the lowest point in the home. So if there is a basement the septic tank will be deeper. It is important to know where the tank is so you do not accidentally break it when working on the yard. You will also be able to stay away from the drain field. 

Careful With Clogs

Many people want to get rid of a clog as soon as possible. They do not hesitate to dump de-clogging liquid down the toilet, but that could have a drastic affect on the health of your overall septic system. The septic tank is going to be full of bacteria that are their to help break down the sewage. If you are flushing or draining to many chemicals, the bacteria could die, and the septic tank would have a hard time breaking down the sewage. In this case, the septic tank often has to be pumped. 

Careful What You Flush

Do not flush material that is going to be damaging to your system. This includes prescription drugs, gasoline, alcohol, and many other substances that can be harmful to the bacteria. If your tank is outside, it is also very important that you know that you should never enter the tank, or go close without proper training. Some of the gasses that are given off from a septic tank can be fatal.